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The 2016 JHF tournament raised $26,200, an all time record for the Jake Hodge Foundation
This brings our 4 year total to $75,550. Pretty amazing considering our small communities.
An estimated crowd of 400 watched friday nights games. Emma Talley threw out first pitch to Jessi Sigler and the 2016 scholarship winners were recognized.
Friday nights games were all close with the 10U West Kentucky Wildcats defeating CoEd Chaos 4-2. The Knuckleheads and Kents Crew would both have walk-off win in extra innings.
Saturday had a full slate of games. A brief rain delay would not dampen the enthusiasm. The Squad upset Team 11 and last years champ McCrew to get into the playoffs. Team Lara, the Rally Squirrels, Bone Collectors, 10U Wildcats would join the squad with 2-0 records. The Co-Ed Chaos from Crittenden County would be a wildcard.
The playoffs were mostly blow-outs except the championship with Team Lara vs Rally Squirrels. Oliver Parker hit two home runs and Team Lara got out to a 4-1 lead. The Rally Squirrels would live up to the name as they tied the game with back to back to back home runs (Allen DIxon, Dono McGregor, and Brandon Sigler). Joey East would hit a homer in the top of the 6th to put the Squirrels in front for good. Rally Squirrels were the champs and were 5-0 for the weekend.
Dono McGregor was the MVP. For the tournament, he batted .706 with three home runs. McGregor pitched gems against the Fredonia Boys, Crittenden Free Press, Bone Collectors, 10U Wildcats, and Team Lara.
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The first annual wiffle ball fundraiser for the Caldwell County boys and girls basketball teams was held at Little Busch Stadium on October 11-12. A total of $4,450 dollars was raised for both teams. Opening ceremonies included a wonderful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Lexy Tays and an invocation by Russ Davidson. The
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WPSD News Channel 6 was at Little Busch Stadium on May 31, 2013. Below is the text of the story courtesy of reporter Robert Bradfield. The story aired on Friday night may 31st on the 6pm news cast.
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The tournament will be held on May 31-June 2, 2013. Entry fee is $350 per team, however, we encourage teams to raise as much as possible through the use of sponsors, etc. Teams will consist of 9 to 12 players. This will be a weekend of fun for the entire family. All proceeds will go